Normally porn is awarded the kudos of furthering internet technology (sort of like NASA) but I half suspect social gaming will be the heir (commercially speaking) to the throne. (iPhone and Wii sensor driven gaming).
Or perhaps it will be the more altruistic, green initiative that will apply sensors for energy reduction and intelligent minimisation of resources. Here are the "thing" sensors (as HP crow):
- Air flow
..still seems applicable to porn....